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Today's Opinions

  • KSP Warns Of Telephone Fundraising Scams

        FRANKFORT - Citizens throughout the Commonwealth should be on guard for telephone solicitations requesting donations for the benefit of the Kentucky State Police.

        According to Lt. David Jude, commander of the KSP Media Relations Branch, the agency has received numerous reports from individuals throughout the state regarding efforts to raise funds for the families of fallen troopers or to purchase drug dogs for schools.

  • Post-election analysis always right on point

        Wow.

        That’s the reaction many probably had when looking at the reports from last Tuesday’s primary election.

        The biggest surprise was not that Martha Weaver Knox won the Democratic nomination for jailer.

        It was the margin in which she won.

        The biggest disappointment was that Bullitt Countians had two opportunities to have somone on the fall general election ballot for the state Senate seat but failed to nominate either candidate.

  • State must look at itself to make cuts like others

        State agencies must continue to look at cutting the fat in their budgets.

        That message was clearly sent once again as the new two-year budget was finally approved by the General Assembly last week.

        A perfect example of an agency that has  taken the proverbial bull by the horns and made cuts has been the state administrative office of the courts.

        The cuts in personnel at the state level have been accomplished with relatively minor affects on the local operations.

  • Avoid moving scams this summer

    May is National Moving Month, the start of the busiest time of the year for changing residences. More than 37 million

    Americans - or about 13 percent - move to a different home every year, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau

    statistics. 

     

    Unfortunately, every year, BBB receives extremely serious complaints from consumers who have fallen prey to dishonest and sometimes unlicensed moving companies. BBB received more than 8,400 complaints against movers in 2009.

  • A unique Derby in Bullitt County

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The chill in the air and recent rains haven't chased away the multitudes at Mike Farner Downs for the annual Bullitt County Derby.

        Part of the large crowd is credited to the pre-race card, including primary races featuring enormous fields. Those results will appear in a later edition of The Pioneer News.

  • Graduation day arrives again

    In just a few days, graduation ceremonies will be held for local high school students.

    Over 600 youngsters will graduate at the four high schools.

    Each year, their future seems to be a bit more clouded. This one is no different.

    Those attending college will face higher tuition costs and less scholarship money.

    And if they attend college, what subject should they major in?

    The job prospects for college graduates is still dim in many fields.

    But if you don’t attend college, what does your future hold?

  • Passion for writing, community leads reporter home

        Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Alex Wimsatt and I’m the newest addition to The Pioneer News family.

        If you haven’t noticed my by line in the paper, I’m the new staff writer primarily covering Mount Washington and Lebanon Junction.

        I joined the paper at the end of February after graduating from Western Kentucky University in December with degrees in journalism and political science along with a certificate in political communication.

  • HOLIDAYS: JUNE 2010

    JUNE 2010

    MONTH:

    Accordion Awareness

    Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat

    Aphasia Awareness

    Bathroom Reading

    Cancer from the Sun

    Celibacy Awareness

    Child Vision Awareness

    Childhood Cancer Campaign

    Children's Awareness

    Dairy Alternatives

    Effective Communications

    Entreprenuers "Do It Yourself" Marketing

    Fireworks Safety (June and July)

    Gay and Lesbian Pride

    GLBT Book

    Go Barefoot

    Great Outdoors

    Home Safety